drama and theatre studies



Why study Drama?

IGCSE Drama is the perfect subject for you if you have a very good command of English and want to deepen your understanding of drama performance with theory. You should have an interest in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work, and a creative instinct for communicating your views through both practical exploration and written reflection. If you are considering a career in the performing arts industries, studying drama at this level will provide you with an excellent level of experience in performance skills. However, the IGCSE Drama qualification will give you a superb grounding in far more than just acting. Successful Drama students go on to read subjects such as law, English, history, journalism, business studies and psychology at university. A wide range of careers from teaching to management, business to politics all rely on the core elements of presentation, leadership, creativity and decision-making that are intrinsic to the Drama course.


What is involved?

The course combines practical, creative and analytical skills in equal measure. You will learn the skills for independently developing your own drama for performance. You will also be required to write about your drama; developing your ability to justify your choices and opinions. The course involves studying practitioners and plays in detail. The IGCSE Drama course will give you the opportunity to study play texts, theatrical practitioners and dramatic theory, whilst utilising them within a performance context.



Mr Ryan Burke

Head of Performing Arts

Ryan attended Liverpool John Moore’s University where he obtained his degree in Drama and then continued to further his education at Liverpool Hope University to complete a PGCE in Performing Arts. Before arriving in Dubai Ryan has spent the last two years in the International school of Moscow which brought him to a decade of teaching.


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